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“Cutter” Creed


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • I like tying up loose ends 🙂
  • Warning: This writeup contains mature themes, similar to what one would expect from a Marvel Max title, but possibly too dark even for that. If you don’t want to read the life history of a brutal murderous super criminal, please do not read further.

Background

  • Real Name: William Logan
  • Other Aliases: Thomas “Cutter” Creed
  • Former Aliases: Dog, Lucky Jim, Scarface, Cyber, Silas Burr
  • Marital Status: Married, Divorced, Widowed, several times over, currently single
  • Known Relatives: Thomas Logan (father, deceased), Unnamed Mother (deceased), James Howlett (Wolverine, half-brother), Victor Creed (Sabertooth, son), Graydon Creed (grand-son, deceased), Rina Howlett (Wild Child II, niece)
  • Group Affiliation: The Primals (A North American Metahuman Outlaw Motorcycle Gang)
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile throughout North and Central America
  • Height: 6’9” Weight: 300 lbs
  • Eyes: Hazel Hair: Blond
  • Other distinguishing features: Three faint horizontal scars across his face. Cybernetic left eye


Powers & Abilities

William Logan, or Thomas Creed as he has been known for some time now, is a member of an ancient Metahuman bloodline. The first known members of this line were recorded by Atlantean military patrols in what is now Europe nearly 40,000 years ago.

Members of this line are nearly all of two distinctive types, being either big, blonde, and with claws for fingernails or being short, dark haired, and with claws that emerge from the back of their hands. There are the occasional exceptions, but in general that is the case.

Members of this line that have inherited powers all posses low-level superhuman strength, durability, agility, regenerative capacity, enhanced predator type senses, and claws, either from their fingertips or the backs of their hands.

Aside from this Thomas has been given Adamantium laced skin, which has also enhanced his claws. He is a highly trained spec-ops soldier with decades of combat experience, and the leader of a powerful Metahuman gang. Creed is also skilled in alternate forms of communication known as “Anti-Languages”, these are defined as follows.

“An anti-language is the language of a social group which develops as a means of preventing people from outside the group understanding it. It may use the same vocabulary and grammar, but in an unorthodox fashion.”

An example of this would be, of course, the “code” used by convicts in prisons to keep the guards from knowing what they are talking about. Over time the knowledge of these forms of communication became a “mark of honor” and a serious status symbol among the appropriate groups.

The Primals

The Primals are a large, ruthless, violent, motorcycle gang lead by a core group of Metahumans with animalistic powers.

There are roughly 70-80 members of the Primals, most are normal Biker gang members, but there are about 15 members with some degree of metahuman ability (or similar), most of these can be modeled by taking the typical Biker profile and adding 10 APs of one or two powers, likely powers include, Shape Change limited to humanoid Canines or Felines (with a commensurate increase in Str/Bod), Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent, Claws, low-level superhuman strength, and so on.

There are also 6 members who stand above their brothers, they are truly at the level of at least “super-thug” type of villains. These are Cutter’s most trusted lieutenants and his inner circle, any encounter with Cutter is likely to include some or all of them.

This “Inner Circle” consists of Rabid (a Werewolf, my style, long story), Tygris (a rogue from Wundagore, humanoid tiger), Carnal (Metahuman, superstrength, durability), Karloff (Vampire, dresses like Deacon Frost at the beach), Demonic (as the name implies, he has demonic powers), Terminal (another like Creed and Logan, strength, claws, regeneration, animalistic senses).


History

William Logan, son of Thomas Logan, was born in 1840 in Calgary Canada. Two years later his father beat his mother to death and fled the area with the child. Thomas was eventually hired by John Howlett Sr. to handle grounds keeping on his family’s estate, at least that is the story John Sr. gave his son.

In reality John Sr. had been made aware of the nature of Thomas’s family by a close associate, Dr. Nathaniel Essex. John Sr. was desperate to gain an heir that did not have a fatal inherited disease that afflicted his family.

After his son’s first child John Howlett III was killed by this disease John Sr. was told about Thomas Logan and his family, most importantly that they tended to have long lifespans and were exceptionally healthy. John was an extremely ruthless and ambitious man, and his desperation only made him more dangerous.

When John approached Logan he told him that he wanted to hire him to produce an heir for his family, and that he would be both well compensated, and allowed to engage his sadism towards women. Agreeing to John’s terms Thomas took up residence on the estate.

Not long after John Sr. and Thomas took advantage of John Jr. leaving on a business trip and began brutalizing his wife Elizabeth, culminating in Thomas raping her. This abuse continued over the next year, leaving Elizabeth’s already fragile mind in tatters, and leaving her thoroughly in the grips of the mental state now called “Stockholm Syndrome” towards Thomas and John Sr.

She also became pregnant, which was of course the point. John Sr. told Logan that he would be kept on until after the child had grown up a bit. Meanwhile he could still use Elizabeth for his own pleasure.

After the child, named James Howlett, was born sickly (in 1845) John Sr. became convinced that he was one of the rare “defectives” of the line that Nathaniel had told him about (like Graydon Creed, no powers).

Therefore he instructed Thomas to continue on in the hopes of producing another child, as the years passed it became clear that Elizabeth would bear no more children, possibly due to the abuse Thomas had inflicted on her, so John turned to attempting to induce John Jr. to divorce his wife and take another (who could then be subjected to Thomas’s “affections”).

John Jr. refused to do so leaving John Sr. temporarily blocked. He began to make plans to have Elizabeth killed, but as James got older he got stronger and the old man decided to wait for the time being.

Meanwhile William, who Thomas called Dog, was himself enduring a huge amount of abuse from his father. When John Jr. hired a young girl named Rose (10) to be James’s playmate not long after James turned 8 in 1853 (while Dog was 13) William became completely obsessed with her.

The next two years passed on the estate, until in 1855, when Dog was 15 he killed James’s dog in a fit of anger, this resulted in John Jr. firing Thomas Logan and throwing him off the estate. That night Thomas and his son crept back into the mansion and to Elizabeth’s room, they were there because John Sr. had refused to pay Thomas for his “services” over the years.

To make the whole family pay Thomas decided to take Elizabeth and James and destroy the rest. While he was pushing Elizabeth to tell him where the families valuables were kept John Jr. surprised them and attacked Thomas, who killed him.

This act was seen by young James who rushed Thomas, the shock of the events activating James’s powers, and he killed Thomas Logan (unknown to John Sr. Thomas had been one of the “defectives” of the family line without powers, Essex gave his name and the story of the line to John Sr. as an experiment to see if a “defective” could still pass on the powers) When Dog attacked James in anger James slashed Dog across the face with his new claws.

Thinking he had killed Dog as well James fled in to the wilds with Rose and disappeared. Dog, whose powers had also emerged after the incident (though he still carried scars), informed the authorities that Rose had committed the killings, and he had no clue what happened to James.

He spent the next 5 years working for John Sr., who quickly learned of Dog’s powers and used Dog as an assassin to increase his business holdings. Meanwhile John Sr. had people searching the world for James.

Tracking the Runt

In 1860, as John Howlett Sr. stubbornly clung to life, he got word of a man named Logan, who had a companion named Rose. The two were said to live at a small town near a quarry deep in British Columbia. John Sr. immediately sent out Dog to track down the rumor.

Dog eventually tracked down James and Rose, but he had already decided that he was not bringing James back… alive.

Things didn’t go the way he wanted them to, Rose ended up dead, Dog was nearly killed, and James disappeared into the wilds of northern Canada. When Dog returned to John Sr. he told the old man that James had died before he had found him.

William told the old man that he would become his heir and carry his legacy instead, but John Sr angrily refused the idea, stating that he would rather die without an heir than give all his holdings to him. William lashed out in a rage and killed the old man, then all of the servants.

Taking all the valuables he could find he set the house on fire and left the area.

Eventually ending up in the Dakota Territory of the US he took up the life of an outlaw. In 1867, while in a small town near the southern border he raped a young woman who later bore a son (not that he knew about it). The woman eventually married a widower with a son of his own, named Horace Creed, giving her child the name Victor Creed.

William moved around a lot over the next few decades, especially after he noticed he wasn’t really aging, he continued to live as an outlaw and usually used the name “Lucky Jim”. Eventually the manhunt for him became so intense that he left the US and returned to Canada.

In 1904 he joined the Canadian Army, under the name Silas Burr, and eventually became the leader of a special operations unit known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. After the start of World War I “Silas” encountered James Howlett once more, still calling himself Logan.

There was no friendship between the two men, eventually resulting in a fight between the two that left Logan (temporarily) without an eye. Towards the end of the war Logan vanished in southern Asia.

By 1925 William was living in Chicago and had become a powerful gang lord called “Scarface” and was living it up with luminaries of the criminal underworld like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, and more.

In 1929 he encountered “Logan” once again, and soon after had Logan’s wife and young child killed, which caused the downfall of his organization when Logan joined Agent Eliot Ness and his Untouchables.

In 1931, not long before the arrest of Al Capone for Tax Evasion, Scarface shot Logan in the head, believing he had killed him. With his criminal holdings dismantled he once more fled, again returning to Canada.

By the 1950s he had resumed the use of the name Silas Burr, and had become a test subject for a branch of Project: Rebirth. This branch was lead by Col. William Stryker, who put Silas through an experimental process that laced his skin with Adamantium.

Soon he encountered Logan once more, and he met his son Victor for the first time, when they were both also recruited by Stryker. Taking the role of combat trainer and field leader of the unit called “Team X” Silas eventually provoked a confrontation with both Logan and Creed.

Though the two hated each other (with only Creed knowing why) they both had a deep hatred for Silas as well. This fight left “Cyber” as he was code-named missing an eye, and he decided that he was finished with Stryker, escaping Stryker’s base and returning to his criminal ways [1965].

Becoming a professional super-criminal Cyber worked for a good many “Master-Villains” over then next 30 years, including Baron Zemo (I and II), Crimson Cowl, Lex Luthor, Ra’s al Ghul, even Hector Hammond and Mister Sinister. In 1997 after a brutal fight between Cyber and Wolverine he decided to fake his death and discard the Cyber identity.

By 1999 he had built a violent Metahuman lead motorcycle gang called The Primals. This gang is involved in many areas of criminal activity including drugs, illicit weapon sales, armed robbery, and jail-breaks for hire. As the leader of the Primals he calls himself Thomas “Cutter” Creed, intentionally mocking his son Victor.

His gang ranges from Canada to Panama, and stays on the move almost constantly. To date no one has realized that “Cutter” Creed and Cyber are the same person. 


Description

Cutter Creed is tall, heavily muscled, and usually dresses in fairly typical “1 percenter” style biker clothing. He has blonde hair, hazel eyes, and three very faint diagonal scars across his face.


Personality

Whatever name he calls himself he is a complete psychopath, with extreme homicidal tendencies. He will kill for almost any reason, even (or especially) for fun. His many encounters with James Howlett/Wolverine have left him with a slight fear of his “runt” brother.

He is also itching for a chance to kill his son Sabertooth, but has a slight bit of paranoia about Sabertooth’s girlfriend Mystique.


Quotes

“C’mere runt !”

Random guy : “There’s blood all over the floor ! What happened ?”
Cutter Creed : “Someone bled.”

John Howlett Sr.: “Will you find him ?”
William Logan: “I promise sir, I’ll hunt him to the ends of the Earth, like a DOG.”


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“Cutter” Creed

Dex: 09 Str: 09 Bod: 10 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 07 Occupation: Gang Leader
Inf: 07 Aur: 09 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 024 HP: 100

Powers:
Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 06, Claws: 07, Density Increase: 01, Extended Hearing: 03, Invulnerability: 08, Iron Will: 04, Mind over Matter: 03, Regeneration: 08, Sharpness (Claws): 03, Skin Armor: 06, Systemic Antidote: 04, Ultra Vision: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase is Always On and Already Factored in.
  • Density Increase is Contingent on Skin Armor.
  • Skin armor negates a number of Sharpness APs equal to its own APs (eg, if Cutter is attacked by something with Sharpness: 07, its Sharpness APs are diminished to Sharpness: 01) (+2)
  • Claws and Tracking Scent are Innate (+1)
  • Iron Will can be added to AV to break free of mental controls (+2)
  • Martial Arts skill included Natural Weapons (+1)
  • Whenever Iron Will is used as a power, the Rage Drawback’s severity increases by one rank, since Cutter already has a Catastrophic Rage, his Rage Number is increased by 1. Referring to the chart in the DC Heroes RPG, 3rd Edition, page 39, his Rage number is increased from 4 to 5. Additionally his INT is dropped by 2 APs and BODY is increased by 1 AP (20 pts)
  • Iron Will usage represents entering a ’Berserker Rage‘ and can be entered practically at will, which Creed does practically at every combat occasion (he very rarely attempts to resist his Rage Drawback).
  • Note: When using his claws with his Martial Arts his total EV is 11.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing)*: 09, Acrobatics (Athletics): 06, Animal Handling (Riding): 03, Charisma (Interrogation, Intimidation): 09, Gadgetry: 04, Language (English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin)*: 04, Martial Artist*: 09, Military Science: 04, Thief (Stealth): 05, Vehicles (Air, Land): 04, Weaponry (Infantry Weapons, Heavy Weapons): 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Gadgetry is only usable to build, repair, and maintain motorcycles, choppers, trikes, and other similar vehicles.

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (North American Highways), Expertise (Drinking, The Anti-Languages of Riker’s Island Penitentiary, The Primals Outlaw Motorcycle Club, Stryker’s Island Metahuman Prison, Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, The Vault, Belle Reve Penitentiary, The United States Disciplinary Barracks, Joliet Correctional Center and other similar prisons), Familiarity (major biker events, motorcycle mechanics, biker culture, mobster culture, Streetwise), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Slowed Aging (full potential lifespan unknown, Cutter, Sabertooth, and Wolverine are all over a century old and look to be in their physical prime)

Connections:
The Primals (High), Primals Inner Circle (High), Hellfire Club (Low), Scions Of M (Low), Underworld (High), Street (High),

Drawbacks:
MIH of Wolverine, Catastrophic Rage, MPR (Missing Left Eye), Distinct Appearance, Hunted (FBI, DEA, ATF, SHIELD)

Equipment:

  • Massive HoverChopper [BODY 12 STR 06, Air Walking: 04, Running: 06, R#02.]
  • CYBERNETIC EYE [BODY 04, Bonus: Removes his MPR.]
  • .44 Automag [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 09, Rec. STR 02, R#03.] He carries 4 extra clips of normal ammo, plus 2 clips of “in case of Wolverine rounds” these being adamantium dipped rounds he obtained.
  • Adamantium Dipped Ammo Clip [x2] [BODY 01, Projectile Weapons: 07, Sharpness (PW): 06, Ammo: 09, Drawback: Ammo Switch, Ammo Load].

By Azrael

Source of Character: Loosely based on the character “Dog” Logan from the Marvel Universe. This version is tailored for Universe AZ but could easily be used in other settings.

Helper(s): WORG writeups for Cyber, Sabertooth, Wolverine, and Stock Thugs and Criminals. Naturally all authors and helpers on those materials are considered Helpers here. Dr. Peter S. Piispanen, Ethan Roe.

Writeup completed on the 8th of September, 2012.

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